Please, analyze and quote primarily the text of the novel as your primary source.
Any secondary references to critical essays available in the book or from carefully selected scholarly essays online, including the film Apocalypse Now, should only be used as additional support to your thesis and your primary analysis of the novel. This essay should be 4-5 pages long. MLA FORMAT 5 paragraphs.
Book is called heart of darkness
It can also be followed from the film, apocalypse
5. Why is Conrads use of
irony, as a narrative strategy, so powerful throughout the novel? In your opinion, what are the moments/events when Marlows ironic statements are the most powerful?
7. What do women represent in Heart of Darkness? There are three significant women in this story: Kurtz’s Intended, Marlow’s aunt, and the African woman at Kurtz’s station. How are they described? Contrast Kurtz’s African mistress with his Intended. Are both negative portrayals of women? Describe how each portrayal functions in the narrative. Does it make any difference in your interpretation to know that Conrad supported the women’s suffrage movement? What does Marlow mean early in Part 1 when he suggests that women are “out of touch with truth” and live in a beautiful world of their own?
8. Describe the use of darkness” both in the book’s title and as a symbol throughout the text. What does darkness represent? Is its meaning constant or does it change?